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Jun 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE DAILY CALLER: The search for Bowe Bergdahl left a U.S. military outpost vulnerable to a fierce attack, according to a U.S. Army investigation obtained by The Daily Caller. An internal investigation conducted in the wake of one of the bloodiest battles to take place in the war in Afghanistan found that “priorities shifted” ...

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Jun 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: The Haqqani terrorist group kept Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in relatively good health the past five years because it was always its goal to trade him, U.S. officials said Tuesday. But the last “proof-of-life” video the Haqqani network recorded showed Sgt. Bergdahl looking haggard and perhaps bruised. One U.S. official said intelligence analysts ...

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WASHINGTON — Three former members of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday about Bergdahl’s disappearance, his freedom and how he should be treated now that he’s out. The interviews were facilitated by a public relations firm, Capitol Media Partners, co-owned by Republican strategist Richard Grenell. All three men said Bergdahl ...

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Jun 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

PHOTO: The exact moment #Bergdahl was handed over to US forces - @MuhammadLila pic.twitter.com/T6iApZrMnp— NewsBreaker (@NewsBreaker) June 4, 2014 Screenshot: Video: From Shamat H/T FamilyUSMC

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Jun 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Some of the soldiers killed looking for Bergdahl WASHINGTON — As the scuttlebutt grows on Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier just exchanged for five Taliban leaders, an explosive new charge is emerging — that his fellow soldiers had orders to shoot him on sight as a deserter. A number of damning charges against Bergdahl come apparently from soldiers ...

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Jun 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from DAILY MAIL: Bowe Bergdahl left a note saying he had gone to start a 'new life' and a former comrade broke his military gagging order today to tell MailOnline of the jaw-dropping moment he discovered the Taliban POW had walked off from their Afghanistan base. That revelation came just hours before two top government ...

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TOPEKA, Kan. — The problems with delayed care and unauthorized wait lists that caused a furor at a Veterans Affairs health care campus in Arizona existed at several facilities in the Midwest, but in much smaller numbers, VA officials said in letters to two U.S. senators. The Department of Veterans Affairs maintained 10 such “secret waiting ...

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Excerpted from WFB: State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf engaged in a heated exchange Tuesday with a reporter over the circumstances surrounding Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl’s capture five years ago, saying she does not think his squad mates have the best idea of what happened when he disappeared. When Fox News reporter Lucas Tomlinson asked, “Does ...

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Jun 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNN) - Former Army Sgt. Evan Buetow was the team leader with Bowe Bergdahl the night Bergdahl disappeared. "Bergdahl is a deserter, and he's not a hero," says Buetow. "He needs to answer for what he did." Within days of his disappearance, says Buetow, teams monitoring radio chatter and cell phone communications intercepted an alarming message: The ...

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Jun 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from TIME: To pull off the prisoner swap of five Taliban leaders for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the White House overrode an existing interagency process charged with debating the transfer of Guantanamo Bay prisoners and dismissed long-standing Pentagon and intelligence community concerns based on Top Secret intelligence about the dangers of releasing the five men, ...

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Jun 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON — In his five years of captivity, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was never listed by the Pentagon as a prisoner of war. Nor has the U.S. applied that term to any of its Taliban prisoners — including the five senior Taliban figures who were released last weekend from detention at the U.S. detention center at ...

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Excerpted from THE HILL: Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Tuesday said the Obama administration told congressional leaders about a possible prisoner exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl more than two years ago, but then never followed up. In a statement, Boehner said lawmakers had thought they would be consulted again, and blasted the White House for trading ...

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Jun 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Ahem. MT @Jennafnc: @JenGriffinFNC: #Bergdahl left behind a note renouncing American citizenship...developing...— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) June 3, 2014 Great reporting from @JenGriffinFNC - new report: Berghdal left behind a note renouncing American citizenship...developing...— Jenna Lee (@Jennafnc) June 3, 2014

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Jun 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from ARMY TIMES: More than 2,300 people had signed a petition on the White House’s official website as of noon Eastern on Monday demanding the Obama administration punish the man it recently traded five terrorism detainees to free. The petition asks the White House to “Punish Bowe Bergdahl for being AWOL/Desertion during Operation Enduring Freedom.” ...

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Jun 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from POLITICO: Questions about whether Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl intentionally walked off his base in Afghanistan five years ago are no reason for the U.S. to limit its efforts to recover the American soldier, White House press secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday. “We do not allow members of the military being held by the enemy to ...

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is reportedly scheduled for a promotion. CNN’s Barbara Starr reports that a defense official said that Bergdahl will be promoted because he has not been classified as a deserter. The official also told CNN that the Army needs to hear from Bergdahl as to why he wandered away from ...

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WASHINGTON — For all the yellow ribbons strewn across his hometown in Idaho and the gratitude expressed by his parents in an emotional visit to the White House on Saturday, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will receive a hero’s welcome when he returns to the United States after nearly five years ...

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